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49 Bay Area Restaurants Closed in Fall 2016

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All of fall 2016's closures around the Bay Area. Head here for a full listing of summer 2016's shuttered spots.

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December 2

NOE VALLEY — French bistro Le Zinc has closed its doors after 15 years in the neighborhood. It will become another French spot called Chez Marius from the owner of Le P’tit Laurent. [Tablehopper]

HAYWARDCurry Corner at 26657 Mission Blvd. is shutting down slowly. It will be open intermittently for lunch in December, after which it will permanently close. [EBX]

OAKLAND — Cameroonian spot A Taste of Africa has closed and been replaced by a restaurant called Tasty Pleasures. A Taste of Africa’s food is still available at Berkeley’s weekend Ashby flea market. [EBX]

SANTA ROSA — Flavor Bistro at 96 Old Courthouse Sq. abruptly closed this week, with no explanation. [Bite Club Eats]


November 18

GUERNEVILLE — The Applewood Inn and Spa’s Revival restaurant has closed unexpectedly after just four months. The future of the space is still unclear. [EaterWire]

NOPA — With no explanation, Mexican restaurant La Urbana has closed. [Inside Scoop]

OAKLAND — Just shy of ten years in business, Ozumo is closing its doors as of Saturday, November 19. Founders blame a slow economy. [EaterWire]

EXCELSIOR — An 82 percent increase in rent has caused Doctor’s Lounge to close after 65 years in business. [Hoodline]


November 11

COW HOLLOW — Indian restaurant Lasan has shuttered, for unknown reasons. [EaterWire]

BERKELEY — After 20 years, Smart Alec's has closed. Super Duper Burger will take its place. [Berkeleyside]

MISSION — Cafe Sugarlump has closed, and a new, to-be-announced concept is already planned for the space. [Tablehopper]

ROCKRIDGE — The new owners of Claremont Diner have shuttered the restaurant, without saying why. [Berkeleyside]

LOWER PACIFIC HEIGHTS — Popular udon delivery restaurant Kaka Udon is no more. [Tablehopper]

BERKELEY — The Berkeley location of Pacific Cookie Company is now closed, as it had not been making enough money. [Berkeleyside]

GLEN PARK Osha Thai is now closed, and a sign for One Waan Thai has taken its place. [Tablehopper]


November 4

OAKLAND — In a sad and final turn for the ambitious Grand Fare Market, the 4,500-square-foot food hall in Oakland with a combination market, and café, it is now officially closed. [EaterWire]

BERNAL HEIGHTS — Following the shut down of Pinkie’s SoMa location, its Bernal Heights store has sadly followed suit. Storms plans to focus on her family and consulting projects. [EaterWire]

MISSION — Longtime Mission coffee shop Rodger’s Coffee and Tea is now closed, for unclear reasons. [Capp St. Crap]

BERKELEY — Thai spot Cha-Am has closed, making way for a new Indian restaurant called Jothmahal Palace. [Berkeleyside]

OAKLAND — New Taqueria Aztecali has closed suddenly because of a family emergency. The owners hope to reopen somewhere else in the future, and have found someone to take over the lease with a different Mexican concept. [EBX]

BERKELEY — A dispute with the landlord has shuttered Greek restaurant Pathos, though it may reopen if things are settled. [Berkeleyside]

SONOMA — Rossi’s 1906 has closed after three years, and will reopen in January as a new concept after another renovation. [Bite Club Eats]


October 14

SOMA — Adam Mesnick’s "newish delicatessen" Rye Project closed up shop this week, but as Mesnick explained to Eater, the spirit will live on around the corner at his other spot Deli Board. [EaterWire]

Pac Heights — Longstanding fern bar Lion Pub finally bowed out after 48 years in business. No word yet on what will happen to the space at Divisadero and Sacramento. [EaterWire]

Berkeley — After just 14 months, The Advocate from Oakland’s Comal team will shutter on October 27th. Owners John Paluska and Andrew Hoffman cited rising labor costs, housing prices and heavy local competition as factors that kept them from achieving "the level of business to make our restaurant sustainable." [Berkeleyside]

October 7

SOMA — San Francisco’s sandwich oasis, Merigan Sub Shop, closes on Saturday, October 8, according to chef/owner Liza Shaw. Read the full reason why here. [EaterWire]

MISSION — Just over a month after Tartine Manufactory opened its doors, Blue Bottle Coffee will shut down operations at its adjacent kiosk in the Heath Ceramics building on Sunday, October 16. [EaterWire]

HAYES VALLEYMomi Toby's Revolution Cafe at 528 Laguna St. has closed after 20 years to make way for upcoming champagne bar The Riddler. [EaterWire]

NOPABread & Butter Cafe at 1901 Hayes St. has suddenly closed, for unknown reasons. The owners left a note thanking customers on the door. [EaterWire]

MISSION — After going on sale earlier this year, Nostra Spaghetteria has found a buyer in Indian restaurant Babu Ji, and has officially closed. [SFist]

TENDERNOBFly Bar at 1085 Sutter St. has closed, and will soon be Miller’s, a neighborhood spot. [Hoodline]

EAST BAY — The Concord, Cupertino, Dublin, and Campbell locations of Elephant Bar abruptly shuttered for unknown reasons. The Daly City, Fremont, and Hayward stores are still open. [SF Business Times]

SOMA — The famous McDonald's at 701 3rd St. has closed for demolition to become a Hyatt Place hotel. [Hoodline]


September 30

SOMAVolta, the Scandinavian restaurant from the Perbacco team, has closed. The restaurant saw a significant drop (70 percent) in sales over the summer that they just could not overcome, despite the well-received food and stunning space. [EaterWire]

SOMA — "Fine diner" Citizen’s Band, known for its fried chicken and poutine, has shuttered due to dwindling business. [EaterWire]

SOMA — Next-door-neighbor Pinkie’s Bakery has closed for the same reason as Citizen’s Band. Its Bernal Heights location remains open. [EaterWire]

HEALDSBURG — Authentic Greek restaurant Taverna Sofia has also closed. [Bite Club Eats]


September 23

COLE VALLEY — More than 30-year-old neighborhood market Alpha Market will shutter by the end of September, to make room for Luke’s Local. [Hoodline]

TELEGRAPH HILL — Corner store Fog Hill Market has officially closed its doors after nearly 20 years after the building sold, and the new owner decided not to renew the lease. [The Chron]

SOMA — Sunday, October 2 will be the last day for Filipino-American spot Pampalasa, which is closing due to inability to pay an "excessively high rent." Owner Jennifer Villamin hopes to reopen in a cheaper space. [Inside Scoop]


September 16

FINANCIAL DISTRICT— Chiaroscuro is closing its doors for a re-concept, according to owner Alessandro Campitelli. No word on what the next move will be, but he promises "more good things" in the future. [Inside Scoop]

BERKELEY— A vital neighborhood staple is closing, as Semifreddi’s on Claremont Ave. will close its doors on September 30. The move is apparently inspired by high rents and increased minimum wage, not lack of customers. [Berkeleyside]

OAKLAND— The unique combination of tacos and bahn mi at Saigon Deli/Tacos Valparaiso is no more, as Saigon Deli calls it quits. Tacos Valparaiso owner Tony Torres is looking for another place to service his dishes, so stay tuned [East Bay Express]

MISSION— Restaurant and bar The Tradesman, is calling it quits on Sunday, September 25 after two years of business. Co-owner Zarin Gogolly plans to focus on his woodworking business— he crafted most of the wooden details of the space himself. Meanwhile, a new concept and owner for the space is already in the works. [EaterWire]

MISSION— After Hayes & Kebab closed and moved, now so has the latest iteration, Valencia & Kebab. Owners cited citing staffing troubles, complaints from customers, and "bad Yelp reviews." [SFist]

HAYES VALLEY— The food purveyor Flavour Shop lasted one and a half years in the space (formerly the African Outlet). Now it will close, for unspecified reasons. No details on what will take its place. [Hoodline]

CASTRO— After years of short term lease renewal, 20-year-old Zapata’s Mexican Grill will finally close for good. Single year lease extensions weren’t a viable business option for the owners, who’ve decided to cut ties. [Hoodline]

BERKELEY— Downtown Berkeley’s Café Clem is now closed, and will become a similar French-inspired concept called Maison Bleue this fall. Owner Mitrani-Bell cited focus on her other popular eatery, La Note, as reason for shutting it down. [Berkeleyside]

BERKELEY— Tharaphu Burmese Street Food has taken the place of Bobo Drinks, as of September 7. Bobo has been experimenting with Burmese food for a while now, and fully shifted concepts at the beginning of the month. [Berkeleyside]